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CRASH: Friday night collision between motorcyle, SUV, injures three

June 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman was critically injured and two others were hurt Friday night in a crash in front of Dairy Queen in Columbia City.

According to police, a sports utility vehicle was stopped in the left northbound lane of Main Street in front of Dairy Queen when a motorcycle with two occupants hit the back of the SUV at approximately 9:42 p.m.

Blake Miller, 22, of Columbia City was the driver of the motorcycle and was transported by ambulance to Parkview Whitley Hospital. His passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

WILDCAT SENDOFF: Whitko commencement held

June 8, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Members of Whitko High School’s class of 2012 were all smiles Friday night as tassels were turned, diplomas were received and classmates exchanged hugs during the students’ final official school function — the 2012 commencement ceremony.
“Although the moment may be temporary, these memories will last forever,” said class Vice President Jenifer Sparke, paraphrasing the class motto.
“We plan on becoming very rich and powerful, so watch out.”
Whitko graduated 129 seniors during the hour-long ceremony.

HIGH PRAISE: SGCS board lauds DI team

June 8, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The globally-recognized Destination Imagination team from Smith-Green Community Schools received a hearty pat on the back for its recent performance in Knoxville, Tenn.
The team, which received the Renaissance Award at the global competition last week, was lauded at Monday’s meeting of the SGCS board of trustees.
In other business
The board approved three professional leaves. Sabrina Wormcastle will travel to Lafayette from June 11-15 to become a certified school bus driver trainer.

FACILITY UPGRADE: SGCS to sell bonds for renovations

June 8, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — With interest rates at the lowest in recent history, Smith-Green Community Schools took expert advice and is now $6 million in debt with its eye on a new cafeteria, more classrooms, secured entrances at both schools and to be American Disabilities Act compliant.
Jim Elizondo, of City Securities Corporation, was on hand Monday at SGCS public work session and told the board they are looking at less than a three percent rate for bond issues.
“I have two options for you to consider,” said Elizondo.

ISTEP: Preliminary results ‘trending upward’

June 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Dr. Patricia O’Connor shared news with the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) Corporation Board concerning preliminary ISTEP results at its work session Monday.
“This is only the preliminary data,” said O’Connor. “I wanted to share with you the trends thus far, and we are trending ever upward.”
O’Connor said third, fourth and fifth graders who took the ISTEP, tested well in English.
“Our third graders for the last few years have been soaring ahead,” said O’Connor. “They are really doing a great job.”

TUITION HIKE: Cost to attend TROY Center on the rise

June 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The TROY Alternative Center for Learning was a topic of discussion at the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) board work session Monday.
The discussion revolved around TROY’s large increase in tuition.
Dr. Patricia O’Connor, superintendent of WCCS, said, “They are raising their tuition rates, more than doubling the cost of tuition.”
Board members were curious as to why there was a 40 percent increase in tuition costs.
“Why all of a sudden do we have a 40 percent increase in tuition?,” asked board member Tim Bloom.

Grand opening: Mattress store opens

June 8, 2012

A ribbon cutting was held last week to commemorate the grand opening of a new business in Columbia City.
Mayor Ryan Daniel, fourth from the right and owner Mark Jones, fourth from the left, cut the ribbon to officially open Discount Mattress Center, located at 535 N. Line St.
Pictured left to right, are Mary Carroll Jones, Gary Kiser, Ralph Bailey, Mark Jones, Daniel, Max Jones, Logan Jones and Dylan Kiser.

FESTIVAL POLL: Respondents enjoy OSD, Turtle Days

June 8, 2012

Respondents to the most recent online poll at www.thepostandmail.com showed that 56 percent "always" attend Old Settlers Days in Columbia City, Turtle Days in Churubusco – or both of the popular Whitley County festivals. Both festivals occur later this month.

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...

 

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